2nd Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge to Be Ready by End 2012

Business | June 30, 2012, Saturday // 17:46
Bulgaria: 2nd Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge to Be Ready by End 2012 A current picture at the Danube Bridge 2 under construction. Photo by the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport/ BGNES

The second bridge over the Danube linking Romania and Bulgaria at Calafat and Vidin will be ready by the end of the year, announced Bulgarian Minister of Transport Ivaylo Moskovski.

Saturday Moskovski accompanied Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov and EU Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn on an inspection of the project for the so-called Danube Bridge 2.

"82% of the bridge itself is completed at the present moment, 90% of funds have been used, 92% of outlying infrastructure has also been completed," summarized the Bulgarian Transportation Minister.

"Only poor meteorological conditions can delay the bridge's launch beyond 2012," said Moskovski.

According to him, Danube Bridge 2 is estimated to service traffic totalling 100,000 vehicles during its first year, after which the quantities are expected to increase.

Earlier in June, Spanish construction company FCC, which is in charge with the project, had announced that 81% of the bridge have been built.

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